-How did you feel when you got the phone call...?
-I thought it was an
opportunity that was too good to miss. A chance to show my artwork to the
world. I knew that the artwork I produced would need to be of a high standard!
-What was the preparation like?
-Intense! I wanted to show 'my work '.
I wanted those seeing the programme to be aware of the
qualities of my finished piece.
-How long did it take to film?
September- 1st November,2019. Approximately
40 hours of filming in total.
against some talented artists. Did you think you stood a chance of winning?
Sutton and Pratima Kramer are talented. James is a metal sculptor and Pratima
is a ceramicist. I knew I was going to be tested! All I could do was my best! I
was worried initially, but felt more confident once I had decided on my
subject, the platform for my art.
-Did you get
to know the other artists?
-Yes. I still
have a connection with Pratima through Facebook.
We all got on
during the programme.
- At what
point did you think you could be a winner?
-James and I were both awarded commissions!
confident I had produced a good piece of artwork for the programme prior to
'The Reveal' on 1st November... but, I had no idea how good James' sculpture
would be. Let's say I was confident that I had not let myself down?!
-Where did you
get the inspiration for that painting?
came from three main sources: the music room, Surinder and Davinder's love of
landscape and the fact that cycling was important (although the programme
editing did not make cycling seem significant). I knew that Ashness Bridge in
the English Lake District would provide the perfect subject matter for my
artistic response to the brief.
-Did you have
any other ideas in mind?
-Initially I produced several watercolour
sketches. However, time was of the essence and a decision had to be made! Once
made I got on with the piece which was quite large and detailed.
-What was it
like when you heard your name as one of the winners?
-I was ecstatic! Relieved that I had not
wasted an opportunity. I was thrilled to see Surinder and Davinder's expressions
when they first saw my painting! I knew they appreciated what I had created for
changed since your appearance on TV?
-Yes! I have
sold many more originals and prints than usual. I have commissions to do, which
may well take until Easter 2021 to complete.
I am now more
respected for my artistic ability by those involved in the art world and by my
approached you directly because of the programme?
-Yes! Lots of
individuals from around the UK, Eire, Holland, and France.
are very busy, is there anything you are working on at the moment?
- I am trying
to complete commissions! I am trying to do each one to a high standard. I am working
hard at my relationships, especially my family's wellbeing! I am trying to
stay level-headed and to improve my golf in between painting!?
you Rob. I wish you all the best in achieving this and hope you will get to
show yourself through your paintings to many more people in the UK and abroad
You can see the BBC One "Home is where the
art is "episode with Rob on YouTube
You can also look at Rob's website www.lancashirelandscapeart.co.ukwhere there is a whole section devoted to the show, 'My TV